The details

The happy couple:

Abbie and Joe

The date:

16th March 2019

The location:

Doxford Barns, Northumberland


Chris and Shazia

It was slightly unconventional in the way we met Abbie and Joe. Joe’s mam Maggie had kindly offered to book them a wedding photographer, so after Maggie had initially found us online, we met Abbie and Joe at the studio for a face to face. It was clear from the start that we’d all get on well.

They chose Doxford Barns as the setting for their big day. It’s a fantastic venue that we typically visit a few times a year and it was great to be back there photographing.

They’d had a covering of now the night before, so it’s looked like Christmas when we arrived.


Where the wedding name came from:

We decided to name their wedding after their little dog Rubi, the star of the day who sadly passed away only a couple of weeks after the wedding.

RIP little doggy…

As we arrived the lads were already dressed, so after a few photographs outside the cottages, they all headed over to the bar.
Shazia was busy with the ladies and also making sure she captured as many photographs as she could of little Rubi, Abbie's dog.
Abbie looked incredible in her dress. Simply stunning.
As the bridesmaids and Abbie's dad were busy seing Abbie for the first time in her dress, guests were well into full swing over in the main barn.
It didn't take long before guests took their seats in preparation for Abbie's arrival.
Joe was there to meet her at the bottom of the isle. It was such a relaxed ceremony and you really couldn't find a lovelier couple and an awesome bunch of guests.
After a handful of group photographs, everyone headed over to the barn for a drink as we kept Abbie and Joe behind for a few couple photographs.
Before long, they joined their guests as the party kicked up a gear.
The speeches brought about plenty of laughs and also gave Rubi the chance to wander around mingling with the crowd.
There was time for some more couple portraits after the meal and we captured some cracking images of Joe, Abbie and Rubi together on the sofa.
As the evening approached, guests were well into the swing. The drink was flowing and the lads lit up the cigars.
After the cake was cut, it was party time as everyone joined Joe and Abbie on the dancefloor to celebrate the perfect day.